Directoire Lyre Chair
Pierced back Directoire chair, circa 1795.
Dimensions : 85 h x 46 w x 42 d cm.
Original : set of 4 chairs owned by a Belgian antiquarian.
This chair is characterised by the scrolling of the back upright, its pierced panel in the centre of the back and its straight, tapered front legs. The lyre and star dear to Directoire style ornament the openwork centre splat.